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The following advertisement might be of interest. Please feel free to pass on 
to anyone you think might be interested.

All the best,

Ryan Doran 
Shelby Moser

Editors of the Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics

Competition to design new logotype for journal of aesthetics and the philosophy 
of art - £300 prize.

The Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics (PJA) will shortly re-launch as Debates 
in Aesthetics. The journal is running a competition to design a new logotype 
for the journal. The competition is open to undergraduate or postgraduate 
students at art and design schools or in fine art/design departments in any 
country. The designer of the winning entry will receive £300, and a short 
feature about the winner and their work will appear in the first issue of the 
journal. Entries should be submitted to 
<>. Deadline for entries is the 18th of November 

Entries will consist of a design for a full logotype, consisting of “Debates in 
Aesthetics”, along with a shortened logotype, consisting of an acronym for the 
journal (perhaps “DiA" or “DA”). Entries to the competition will consist of two 
images in .jpeg, .pdf or .tiff format files. The resolution of the images must 
be at least 300dpi. As a journal of the philosophy of art and philosophical 
aesthetics, entries with aesthetic or artistic merit that nonetheless reflect 
the academic nature of the journal are strongly encouraged. 

The logotype of the journal’s current title can be found at: 

Examples of the logotypes used by other philosophy journals and learned 
societies can be found at the following addresses:

British Journal of Aesthetics ( 
British Society of Aesthetics ( 
Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 
American Society of Aesthetics ( 
Proceedings of Aristotelian Society 
The Monist ( <>)
Nous ( 

Debates in Aesthetics will be a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for high 
quality articles and interviews in philosophical aesthetics. Published by the 
British Society of Aesthetics, the journal will particularly aim to provide a 
valuable forum for discussing influential philosophical arguments and ideas, 
and create continuity between postgraduate and professional aestheticians.

Full rules of entry can be found below:

Read the Rules carefully before submitting your entry, to ensure you understand 
and accept them. Submitting an entry in the competition constitutes acceptance 
of the Rules. 


The competition promoter is the Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics and the 
British Society of Aesthetics.


To be eligible to enter the competition, you must be enrolled on an 
undergraduate or graduate course at an art or design school or in an art or 
design department. The journal reserves the right to verify eligibility.


Entries to the competition must be submitted by email to: <>. Entrants should 
submit two images in .jpeg, .pdf or .tiff files. All entries must be 
accompanied by a .pdf containing a scanned letter, signed by the entrant, 
stating details of the course on which he or she is enrolled, together with the 
entrant’s contact details. The closing date is 18 November 2016. Entries which 
do not meet the entry requirements and entries which are received after the 
closing date will not be considered. 


Personal data will only be retained and used by the Journal for the purposes of 
this competition. Personal data will not be passed on to any other parties 
without the prior express consent of the data subject. 


The image must be an original logotype that does not contain, incorporate or 
otherwise use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party 
or violates a third party’s intellectual property rights, including but not 
limited to the law of copyright or trade marks. It must not be subject to any 
third party rights or agreement which may require the journal to seek 
permission from or pay any sum of money to any person or entity as a result of 
its use. By submitting an entry in the competition, each entrant represents and 
warrants that his or her images meet these criteria. 


Each entry will be judged by a panel of judges consisting of the Editors of the 
journal, along with the members of the journal’s editorial board. Decisions and 
rulings of the judges are final and binding. The judges reserve the right not 
to award the prize if no entry is submitted which they judge worthy of the 
prize. The judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence will be 
entered into in relation to their decisions or the competition. 


The winning design will be used on the journal’s website and the cover of each 
new issue of the journal together with other communication and promotional 
materials. The winner will be notified by email in December 2016. 


By entering the competition, the winning entrant grants to the journal 
exclusive ownership of all intellectual property rights in the images submitted 
(including moral rights), including any necessary and relevant permissions 
relating to the reproduction of their entry in any media, as part of the 
publication and promotion of the journal (on a royalty-free, exclusive, 
perpetual, worldwide basis). 


Each entrant warrants that their entries are their own original work and, as 
such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of their images 
and that they have the right to grant all required licenses and transfer 
ownership of the images. 

Ryan Paul Doran
PhD student

Department of Philosophy
University of Sheffield

Centre for Philosophical Psychology
University of Antwerp


Founder and Chair of iCog - an interdisciplinary network for postgraduates and 
early-career researchers working in cognitive science.

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